Grandma’s Kitchen (Jianwai Soho)
Homestyle southern American food, piles of pancakes and a spacious second floor make the Jianwai Soho branch one of the most baby – and toddler – friendly joints in town.
1-2/F, Bldg B, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 3055/3056) 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外SohoB座1-2层
This popular eatery at The Village is constantly packed, but tot-friendly all the same with its IKEA high chairs. Shop 833, Bldg 8, The Village at Sanlitun, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 1318) 朝阳区三里屯路19号The Village南区8号楼833单元
Golden Jaguar (Wangfujing)
Stuff yourself silly at this mega-buffet featuring surprisingly well-prepared food in a variety of cuisines – Chinese, Japanese, Western, huge dessert bar featuring Haagen-Dazs ice cream – all served in a kid-friendly environment stocked with high chairs. Best of all, tots under 70cm eat free.
2/F, Wangfu Shiji Dasha, Donganmen Dajie (opposite China Children’s Art Theater), Dongcheng District. (6559 8888 ext 1) 东城区东安门大街王府世纪大厦2层(儿童剧场对面)
Annie’s (Chaoyang Park, and other venues around town)
Purists may scoff at Annie’s fare, but this family-favorite chain still deserves accolades for its extensive kids menu, play area and ever-popular pizzas. A1 Nongzhan Nanlu (near the west gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (6591 1931) 朝阳区农展南路甲1号 (朝阳公园西门南侧)
Don’t let the sophisticated environs throw you – beyond the design-y interior and Persian delights is a down-home family-friendly restaurant, replete with play area and those ever important highchairs. 1A Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District. (8454 3838) 朝阳区工体北路甲1号兆龙饭店对面 Jerry Chan